Andrew Ford is a corporate partner based in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group.
Mr. Ford represents U.S. alternative asset managers on the structuring and establishment of a variety of global and geographically specific private alternative investment products, including the organization of traditional private investment funds and co-investment structures and the establishment of bespoke separately managed accounts and platforms. He has experience in raising private alternative investment funds, targeting investments in the private equity, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, as well as investment products sourcing distressed investment opportunities and engaging in loan origination activities.
Mr. Ford is recognized by both Chambers Global (2023) and Chambers USA (2022), with the guides describing him as “really detail-oriented” and “hyper-focused on delivering the best client service.” He is also said to be “extraordinarily business-focused,” “an excellent lawyer,” a “very effective negotiator” who is “technically superb” and a “very clever and astute operator” with a “burgeoning reputation” in the funds arena. He is praised for his “encyclopedic knowledge” of the structuring and establishment of private equity funds, with clients noting that he is “a very smart negotiator. He is able to craft convincing arguments to advance his client’s interests.” According to The Legal 500 US (2022), Mr. Ford brings “considerable expertise and coordination of his team to bear on every transaction.”
Mr. Ford joined the firm in 2019. He received his LL.B., with honors, from the University of Nottingham in 2003 and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School in 2004.
Mr. Ford is admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and is also admitted to the bar in New York.